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Keeping the Navy going


Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Marcus Herrera, a native of Las Cruces, conducts maintenance on an EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, in the hangar bay aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Dec. 4. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the Navy said.